Quitting Nepal Parliament for a Madhes Party?

Posted on December 11th, 2007 by UWB

madhesi leaders What does that mean? Who is the real convener of this force?

The news: A senior cabinet minister and three influential parliamentarians from the tarai resigned from all their party posts and public office yesterday to lead a new political front in the tarai. Senior Nepali Congress leader and Minister for Environment, Science and Technology Mahantha Thakur (middle in pic) leads the new front which is yet to take final shape. Lawmakers Hridayesh Tripathi (Nepal Sadbhavana Party-Anandi Devi) (left in pic), Mahendra Prasad Yadav (CPN-UML) and Ram Chandra Roy (Rastriya Prajatantra Party also announced their resignation from the interim parliament and from their respective parties along, with Thakur. Rastriya Janashakti Party Spokesman Sarvendra Nath Shukla, former MP Anish Ansari (NC), Ram Chandra Kushbaha (NC) Brishesh Chandra Lall (NC) and Srikrishna Yadav (CPN-UML) also quit their parties to join the new group. Addressing a press conference in the capital, the Madhesi leaders said they were forming a new political front in the tarai to launch a fresh struggle and ensure self-rule for Madhesi people. “People in Madhes want their separate administration, legislature and a separate judiciary to settle their disputes, but their demands have been rejected so far,” said Thakur, justifying his move to lead the campaign. “In essence, the Madhesi people want to end the present colonial relationship [between Kathmandu and the tarai]. (source)”

The Questions: Is that really so? Isn’t here the great role of our great southern neighbor? This talk of new front (where members of different parties in Terai have joined) wasn’t really a surprise because the rumor about that had been circulating in the political circle for quite some time. Some gossipers were suggesting us that India was trying to create a Terai force by stealing people from various mainstream political parties. This development has proved those people. Now what? Fresh rounds of agitations? Additional instability in Terai which will threaten the national integrity of Nepal (which in turn will only benefit our great southern neighbor?)

One Response to “Quitting Nepal Parliament for a Madhes Party?”

1. sagarmatha, on December 11th, 2007 at 4:33 pm Said:
Yes.. SPA’s and their followers’ Delhi durbar…..the game plan was started when 12 points agreement prepared in Hindi…